1. [syn: priggish, prim, prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed, straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced, straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Prudish \Prud"ish\, a.
Like a prude; very formal, precise, or reserved; affectedly
severe in virtue; as, a prudish woman; prudish manners.
A formal lecture, spoke with prudish face. --Garrick.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't
approve of my miniskirts" [syn: priggish, prim,
prissy, prudish, puritanical, square-toed,
straitlaced, strait-laced, straightlaced,
straight-laced, tight-laced, victorian]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
51 Moby Thesaurus words for "prudish":
Quakerish, Victorian, austere, censorious, choicy, choosy,
conscientious, critical, decorous, demure, discriminating,
discriminative, exacting, fastidious, formal, fussy, genteel,
hidebound, meticulous, mid-Victorian, narrow, old-maidish,
overmodest, particular, perfectionistic, picky, precise,
precisianistic, priggish, prim, prissy, proper, punctilious,
puristic, puritanic, puritanical, rigid, sanctimonious, scrupulous,
selective, sensitive, severe, smug, squeamish, stern, stiff,
stiff-necked, strait-laced, straitlaced, strict, stuffy